Alexander Gordon Mackie

Name   Alexander Gordon Mackie

Number    Gunner 30432

Battalion 4th Australian Artillery Brigade

Place of Birth   St Kilda

Next of Kin   Mrs. Agnes Mackie 8 Redda St St Kilda

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 18/8/16

Physical details on enlistment Age 24 years 4 months, 128 pounds, hazel eyes and light brown hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Accountant

Date and place of death 4/9/1917 at the 140th Field Ambulance in Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was the brother of Mrs. Black of Tarwin Meadows

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • He attended Wesley College
  • 18/8/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 23/11/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Honorata
  • 29/1/17 He disembarked in Plymouth
  • He had measles in England after arriving
  • 8/6/17 He proceeded to France from Southampton
  • 18/8/17 He went to the 4th Artillery Brigade in Belgium
  • 4/9/17 He died of wounds
  • 5/9/17 He was buried in Reninghelst Military Cemetery Belgium
  • His mother received his medals, plaque and scroll
  • His effects were: – a pair of spurs, a leather vest, 2 brushes in a case, a scarf, air cushion, a pair of leggings, a razor in a case, 3 pipes (1 in case), 1 singlet, 3 pairs of socks, a filter in bag, metal wrist watch and strap, combination knife, fork and spoon in case and 2 small keys.
  • He was the son of Rev J Gordon Mackie and Agnes Jane Mackie of Myoora Irving Rd Toorak.
  • His brother John Mackie was also killed in action on 21/10/1917

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